Roses: Buddleia – Butterfly Bush

It hasn’t been until recently really that I started being more aware and curious about my surroundings. Curiousity has led me to much discovery lately. I had always been aware of the Butterfly bush but not know much about it. I saw this particular one yesterday as I was leaving the Howard County Central Library, where I am now, that I do all my blogging at. After thinking I was wrong and that it was actually Lilac and finally realizing I was right all along, I looked up the Butterfly BUsh and found it had a prettier name, Buddleia. After looking it up I found that it was one of the flowers that first started growing in bombsights in London after WW2 and a blog post by another pagan with her perspective on what she believes are it’s magickal properties. Seeing as I haven’t found any other site listing corresponces for the plant, I’ll list my perspective going on the new knowledge I have on the plant. Read the links below to find out more for yourself.

Magickal Properties: New Beginnings, Strength, Unlikely Opportunities, Creativity, Starting Over, Freedom, Whimsy

Also Corresponds to the Lunar Month of April and the Seed Moon

For the Website of Esbat Correspondences that gave me the above information: http://www.moonshadows-realm.co.uk/sab-esbat-correspondences.htm

The Blog where I got a better idea of it’s magickal properties: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/09/buddleia-for-bees-butterflies-and.html

To see the wikipedia page on Buddheia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddleja

Another website for more information on Buddleia: http://butterflywebsite.com/articles/bgq/buddleia.htm

For more on flowers that grew over bombsites in London: http://www.users.on.net/~arachne/bombsite.html

About rosesrocksandredfoxes

This is my blog as an Eclectic Pagan. I found the path in 2009. I love to learn, read, explore, and create. I'm a college student right now and I'm always looking for more ways to 'be green' and connect more with the God/Goddess. I'm using this almost as my publicly viewed book of shadows. Enjoy!
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3 Responses to Roses: Buddleia – Butterfly Bush

  1. Algernon Nevermore says:

    I really like this post the moment I read your fact about the bomb site I said to myself this would be great for new beginnings. Then I got to your magical properties section and saw it was your first listing. Wonderful article.

    Blessed be

    A. Nevermore

  2. Mark Buxton says:

    Buddleja Globosa ( the orange ball one) is wonderful when used for any form of magic using fire. But as a wand and staff maker, i agree with the magical connotations of the genus as a whole. Plus it smells beautiful 🙂

    Blessings
    Mark

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